Getting ready for Christmas

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I like to think I really plan well for things like birthday parties, Christmas, and other great events.  But, truthfully life gets in the way and I’m throwing things together last minute.  I have a secrete weapon though…the Big Shot!

The Big Shot comes in handy when I need super cute favors, or a bunch of cards.  Adding detailed elements and texture is a cinch!  To show you some of the great things you can accomplish with the Big Shot, the Sisters in Stamping decided to share their ideas for this Fabulous Friday.

Big Shot Christmas Favor / Advent / Curvy Keepsake Thinlits / Wondrous Wreath stamp set / Wonderful Wreath Framelits / Stampin' Up! /StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

In the spirit of getting ready for Christmas early, I decided to make this festive box using the Curvy Keepsakes Thinlits Dies.  These little boxes can be used as party favors or an advent calendar.  Fill them with candy or trinkets and watch the excitement in your recipients’ eyes!

Big Shot Christmas Favor / Advent / Curvy Keepsake Thinlits / Wondrous Wreath stamp set / Wonderful Wreath Framelits / Stampin' Up! /StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

The wreath was stamped from the Wondrous Wreath stamp set in Certainly Celery, Cucumber Crush, and Real Red.  It was then cut out using the Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies using the Big Shot.  The “Joy” sentiment is from the same framelits set and cut from gold glimmer paper – so elegant!

Big Shot Christmas Favor / Advent / Curvy Keepsake Thinlits / Wondrous Wreath stamp set / Wonderful Wreath Framelits / Stampin' Up! /StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

In this photo you can see I simply used a bit of metallic thread to tie the box closed and attach the “Joy” to the front of the wreath.  The only adhesive used on this entire project is to attach the two bottom pieces of the box together.

Here are the primary products you will need to recreate this project for yourself:


Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set
Item: 135047
Sale Price: $26.00

Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies
Item: 135851
Sale Price: $25.00

Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Dies
Item: 135853
Price: $33.00

Big Shot
Item: 113439
Price: $110.00

Gold Metallic Thread
Item: 138401
Price: $3.00

Gold Glimmer Paper
Item: 133719
Price: $5.00

Thanks so much for stopping in! Here is one final look at today’s project.  Be sure to head over to the Sisters In Stamping blog to see other great Big Shot ideas.

Big Shot Christmas Favor / Advent / Curvy Keepsake Thinlits / Wondrous Wreath stamp set / Wonderful Wreath Framelits / Stampin' Up! /StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

Have a blessed weekend!

Blessings,
Jennifer


BONUS BLESSINGS HOSTESS CODE PROGRAM
Every month my customers have an opportunity to earn Bonus Blessings. Here’s how you can participate and what you need to know:
  • When you place a qualifying order and use the monthly Hostess Code, you’ll automatically be added to my Bonus Blessings list.
  • Bonus Blessings are mailed around 2 weeks after the end of the month.
  • Check back monthly for details on the Bonus Blessings gift and qualifying order amount (as it may change each month).
  • Smaller orders may qualify when you place multiple orders throughout the month, using the hostess code, if the combined totals equal or exceed the qualifying order amount.
  • If your order is $150 or more, please omit the hostess code so you can select your Stampin’ Rewards! You will still qualify for my Bonus Blessings program.
  • Limit: one gift per customer per month

August & September 2016 Bonus Blessings:
Hostess code: KBBDCYGF
Qualifying Order: $80 or more
Bonus Blessings gift: One of the cards featured on my blog this month, and the 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes(new!)

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NEED A COPY OF THE ANNUAL CATALOG and plan to place your next order through me? Click here to contact me with your request. If you plan to order through another demonstrator, please contact them directly for your catalogs. Thank you.
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Get more from your wish list! For every $50 you spent between July 7 and July 31, you received a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use NOW (August 2-31)!

Details:

  • Promotion period: July 7–31, 2016
  • Redemption period: August 2–31, 2016
  • An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • It is strongly recommended that participants both save emails containing their Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place. Codes cannot be resent if the email is lost, and lost codes cannot be recovered.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed.

 

Blessed by Friendships

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You don’t always need a reason to send a card to a friend.  Sometimes, you just need to let them know they are fun to be around.  Nothing makes a friend feel more appreciated than when you send them a little love for no reason at all.

This friendship card features the Fox Builder Punch with the A Little Foxy DSP and Cardstock.  I didn’t stay strictly with the Foxy Friends bundle.  Instead I mixed and matched a couple other stamp sets to get the feel I wanted.

Friendship card / A Little Foxy DSP / Fox Builder Punch / Better Than Email stamp set / In the Meadow stamp set / Clean & Simple card designs / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

I used the builder punch to create a cute little cat.  Her face was enhanced with an embossed look by using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen, where the adhesive has a glossy appearance when dry.

Friendship card / A Little Foxy DSP / Fox Builder Punch / Better Than Email stamp set / In the Meadow stamp set / Clean & Simple card designs / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

The sentiment was taken from the In The Meadow stamp set.  I then took the yarn image from the Better Than Email stamp set.  This was achieved by using my Stampin’ Write Markers to color only the portion of the image I wanted to capture.

Friendship card / A Little Foxy DSP / Fox Builder Punch / Better Than Email stamp set / In the Meadow stamp set / Clean & Simple card designs / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

To add to the feeling that this little kitty is playing with yarn, I took the Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine and tied a bit onto the left side of my DSP layer.  Does she look ready to play?

Friendship card / A Little Foxy DSP / Fox Builder Punch / Better Than Email stamp set / In the Meadow stamp set / Clean & Simple card designs / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

You may be interested in making a similar card for one of your friends.  To do so, here are the primary products you will need:


A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack
Item: 141637
Sale Price: $10.00

Fox Builder Punch
Item: 141470
Sale Price: $18.00

Fine-Tip Glue Pen
Item: 138309
Sale Price: $7.00

Better Than Email Photopolymer Stamp Set
Item: 140463
Price: $16.00

In The Meadow Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Item: 140754
Price: $20.00

Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine
Item: 141688
Price: $3.50

A Little Foxy 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
Item: 141638
Price: $8.00

Thanks so much for stopping in! Be sure to head over to the Sisters In Stamping blog to see other great FRIENDSHIP cards.  Have a blessed weekend!

Blessings,
Jennifer


BONUS BLESSINGS HOSTESS CODE PROGRAM
Every month my customers have an opportunity to earn Bonus Blessings. Here’s how you can participate and what you need to know:
  • When you place a qualifying order and use the monthly Hostess Code, you’ll automatically be added to my Bonus Blessings list.
  • Bonus Blessings are mailed around 2 weeks after the end of the month.
  • Check back monthly for details on the Bonus Blessings gift and qualifying order amount (as it may change each month).
  • Smaller orders may qualify when you place multiple orders throughout the month, using the hostess code, if the combined totals equal or exceed the qualifying order amount.
  • If your order is $150 or more, please omit the hostess code so you can select your Stampin’ Rewards! You will still qualify for my Bonus Blessings program.
  • Limit: one gift per customer per month

June & July 2016 Bonus Blessings:
Hostess code: BS6FDZAJ
Qualifying Order: $75 or more
Bonus Blessings gift: One of the cards featured on my blog this month, and the Metallic Enamel Shapes (new!)

June Stampin Blessings


NEED A COPY OF THE ANNUAL CATALOG and plan to place your next order through me? Click here to contact me with your request. If you plan to order through another demonstrator, please contact them directly for your catalogs. Thank you.
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Get more from your wish list! For every $50 you spend in between July 7 and July 31, you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 2-31. This is a great opportunity to shop from your wish list, whether you buy your favorite products now or later in August with your coupons!

Details:

  • Promotion period: July 7–31, 2016
  • Redemption period: August 2–31, 2016
  • An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • It is strongly recommended that participants both save emails containing their Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place. Codes cannot be resent if the email is lost, and lost codes cannot be recovered.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed.

 

Color Combo Challenge!

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Happy Friday, everyone!  At the Sisters In Stamping blog, we were given a color combo challenge for this week – so fun, and challenging!  Although I must admit, when I first heard of the colors in our challenge, I thought “This is going to be a horrible color combination!”  But then I saw the colors together…gorgeous!  Here is what we were given:

SIS color combo: Flirty Flamingo, Night of Navy, Watermelon Wonder / Flower Shop / Pansy Punch / Hello You Thinlits Dies / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

To get my creative juices flowing, I decided to thumb through my SU! annual catalog until I was settled on a stamp set and/or card layout.  When I came to the Flower Shop stamp set, I knew I found what I needed!  This layout is almost identical to the one featuring the Flower Shop stamp set in the annual catalog.  Of course, I changed up the colors and used a different embossing folder and thinlits (my version uses Hello You Thinlits Dies and the Polka Dot Textured Impressions Folder).

SIS color combo: Flirty Flamingo, Night of Navy, Watermelon Wonder / Flower Shop / Pansy Punch / Hello You Thinlits Dies / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

The pansies were first stamped using Flirty Flamingo and Watermelon Wonder ink.  I then used a watercolor method to color in the flowers with the same colors, adding some sparkle from my Wink of Stella glitter marker.  The flowers were cut out using my Pansy Punch which coordinates perfectly with this stamp set.  Centers were then embellished using different sized Basic Pearls.

SIS color combo: Flirty Flamingo, Night of Navy, Watermelon Wonder / Flower Shop / Pansy Punch / Hello You Thinlits Dies / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

The Hello sentiment is where I brought in the Night of Navy color to finish out the required combination.  I cut very thin strips from my Stampin Dimensionals to raise the letters to the same level as my flowers – a little challenging, but totally worth it, don’t you think?!  To add just a bit more texture, I added some Thick Whisper White Bakers Twine and Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon to the side.

SIS color combo: Flirty Flamingo, Night of Navy, Watermelon Wonder / Flower Shop / Pansy Punch / Hello You Thinlits Dies / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

Here are the primary products used to create this card:


Flower Shop Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Item: 130939
Sale Price: $24.00

Pansy Punch
Item: 130698
Sale Price: $16.00

Hello You Thinlits Dies
Item: 137363
Sale Price: $25.00

Pearl Basic Jewels
Item: 119247
Price: $5.00

Gold Glimmer Paper
Item: 133719
Price: $5.00

So, how would you use this color combination in your stamped creations?  I’d love to hear from you – send me a photo or link to your projects displaying your talents.  Also, don’t forget to head over to the SIS blog to see the other great color combo creations our other designers made for this Fabulous Friday challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping in!  I look forward to hearing from you, and seeing you back here next week for more inspirational blessings.  Have a great weekend!

Blessings,
Jennifer


BONUS BLESSINGS HOSTESS CODE PROGRAM
Every month my customers have an opportunity to earn Bonus Blessings. Here’s how you can participate and what you need to know:
  • When you place a qualifying order and use the monthly Hostess Code, you’ll automatically be added to my Bonus Blessings list.
  • Bonus Blessings are mailed around 2 weeks after the end of the month.
  • Check back monthly for details on the Bonus Blessings gift and qualifying order amount (as it may change each month).
  • Smaller orders may qualify when you place multiple orders throughout the month, using the hostess code, if the combined totals equal or exceed the qualifying order amount.
  • If your order is $150 or more, please omit the hostess code so you can select your Stampin’ Rewards! You will still qualify for my Bonus Blessings program.
  • Limit: one gift per customer per month

June & July 2016 Bonus Blessings:
Hostess code: BS6FDZAJ
Qualifying Order: $75 or more
Bonus Blessings gift: One of the cards featured on my blog this month, and the Metallic Enamel Shapes (new!)

June Stampin Blessings


NEED A COPY OF THE ANNUAL CATALOG and plan to place your next order through me? Click here to contact me with your request. If you plan to order through another demonstrator, please contact them directly for your catalogs. Thank you.
2016-annual-catalog_eng

Social2B_BonusDays_demo_July0716_US

Get more from your wish list! For every $50 you spend in between July 7 and July 31, you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 2-31. This is a great opportunity to shop from your wish list, whether you buy your favorite products now or later in August with your coupons!

Details:

  • Promotion period: July 7–31, 2016
  • Redemption period: August 2–31, 2016
  • An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • It is strongly recommended that participants both save emails containing their Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place. Codes cannot be resent if the email is lost, and lost codes cannot be recovered.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed.

 

Sundae in a Box

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Welcome to another Fabulous Friday!  This week at the Sisters in Stamping we are celebrating with Ice Cream!  This frosty treat is perfect on hot summer days, and even on cozy nights sitting on the couch watching television with your loved ones.:)

For my project today, I created a Sundae in a Box.  The outside of the box was only moderately decorated, giving just a hint of what may be inside.

Sunday in a Box / Ice Cream Sunday Kit / Sprinkles of Life stamp set / Tree builder punch / 2016-2018 In Color Envelope Paper / Ice Cream Cone / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

I altered two of my Paper Pumpkin boxes to make something a little larger to fit all my contents.  I love using these boxes in new and useful ways!  As a paper-crafter, we know…never throw anything away!  LOL!

Sunday in a Box / Ice Cream Sunday Kit / Sprinkles of Life stamp set / Tree builder punch / 2016-2018 In Color Envelope Paper / Ice Cream Cone / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

The receiver must untie the bow to get to the contents.  The first peek has a note…Just add Ice Cream!..made from the In Color Envelope Paper and Layering Ovals Framelits Dies.  Shall we see what else is inside?

Sunday in a Box / Ice Cream Sunday Kit / Sprinkles of Life stamp set / Tree builder punch / 2016-2018 In Color Envelope Paper / Ice Cream Cone / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

I filled my box with a few non-perishable goodies perfect for ice cream cones or sundaes.  There are candy toppings, canned fudge and caramel, waffle cones, ice cream scooper, and spoons.  Labels are from the Curvy Keepsakes Thinlits Dies and embellished with ribbon and sequin trim.

Sunday in a Box / Ice Cream Sunday Kit / Sprinkles of Life stamp set / Tree builder punch / 2016-2018 In Color Envelope Paper / Ice Cream Cone / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

Thank you for stopping in!  Please leave me a comment and tell me what you think – I love hearing from you and make it a priority to respond to each comment and question as soon as possible.  Have a great weekend!

Blessings,
Jennifer


BONUS BLESSINGS HOSTESS CODE PROGRAM
Every month my customers have an opportunity to earn Bonus Blessings. Here’s how you can participate and what you need to know:
  • When you place a qualifying order and use the monthly Hostess Code, you’ll automatically be added to my Bonus Blessings list.
  • Bonus Blessings are mailed around 2 weeks after the end of the month.
  • Check back monthly for details on the Bonus Blessings gift and qualifying order amount (as it may change each month).
  • Smaller orders may qualify when you place multiple orders throughout the month, using the hostess code, if the combined totals equal or exceed the qualifying order amount.
  • If your order is $150 or more, please omit the hostess code so you can select your Stampin’ Rewards! You will still qualify for my Bonus Blessings program.
  • Limit: one gift per customer per month

June & July 2016 Bonus Blessings:
Hostess code: BS6FDZAJ
Qualifying Order: $75 or more
Bonus Blessings gift: One of the cards featured on my blog this month, and the Metallic Enamel Shapes (new!)

June Stampin Blessings


NEED A COPY OF THE ANNUAL CATALOG and plan to place your next order through me? Click here to contact me with your request. If you plan to order through another demonstrator, please contact them directly for your catalogs. Thank you.
2016-annual-catalog_eng

Social2B_BonusDays_demo_July0716_US

Get more from your wish list! For every $50 you spend in between July 7 and July 31, you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 2-31. This is a great opportunity to shop from your wish list, whether you buy your favorite products now or later in August with your coupons!

Details:

  • Promotion period: July 7–31, 2016
  • Redemption period: August 2–31, 2016
  • An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • It is strongly recommended that participants both save emails containing their Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place. Codes cannot be resent if the email is lost, and lost codes cannot be recovered.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed.

 

 

 

 

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